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-up president obama picking up where he left off in the state of the union. just wrapping up a rally in north carolina. >> the perk was ordinary folk fist they worked hard, they could do well. our middle class when it's growing and thriving and there laters of opportunity for people to do better each year and make sure their kids are doing even better than them, that's the american dream. >> the president reiterating many proposals he pushed and including expanding preschool and equal pay for women and raising the current $7.25 minimum wage. >> tonight let's declare in the wealthiest nation on earth, no one who works full time should have to live in poverty and raise the federal minimum wage to $9 an hour. >> big response to that line from democrats and "the chicago tribune" writes, obama urges measures to boost little class. the goal reignites true engine of america. and detroit news and we know how special that city and state are to the country, obama urges sweeping effort to boost job creation. the moment they say is unusual for a state of the union. was the emotional call for congress to
, obama urges measures to boost little class. the goal reignites true engine of america. and detroit news and we know how special that city and state are to the country, obama urges sweeping effort to boost job creation. the moment they say is unusual for a state of the union. was the emotional call for congress to act on gun legislation calling the names, some of the victims of gun violence and families were there to hear it. >> gabby giffords deserves a vote, the families of newtown deserve a vote. the families of aurora deserve a vote. the families of oak creek and tucson and blacksburg and the countless other communities ripped open by gun violence deserve a simple vote. >> as for the republican response today on some of the issues laid out by the president, both speaker boehner and senate leader mitch mcconnell call the president's speech a missed opportunity. >> an opportunity to bring together the country and instead became a retread of lip service and liberalism. for democratic president entering his second term, it was simply unequal to the moment. following four years of this pr
the politico calls shame. in automatic budget cuts, they kick in and president obama is doing local tv interviews in markets with significant defense presence including boston, charleston, wichita, oklahoma city and san francisco and honolulu. this comes a day after the president surrounded himself with first responders he said could lose their job fist a meat cleaver of cuts take effect. the blame game rages on. >> republicans thus far have refused to do this. they refused to go on with the american public on the simple notion that balances the right approach to dealing with the problem. it's important to understand that if they hold that position and sequester those into effect and those americans will lose their jobs because republicans made a choice for that to happen. >> from the republican side today after defense secretary planned to impose furloughs, 800,000 civilian employees if the sequester hits, john boehner responded president obama is ultimately responsible for the military readiness and it's fair to ask, what is he doing to stop his sequester that would hollow out our ar
the white house that today president obama called house speaker john boehner and senate majority leader mitch mcconnell to discuss the looming cuts. also, in less than 30 minutes, a group of house democrats will hold an unofficial hearing on the impact of the sequester. no republicans will be present. >> we wish that our republican colleagues would hold an official hearing to understand the terrible consequences of the sequester. unfortunately, our house republican colleagues haven't allowed us to have that kind of hearing so we're going to get this inputt and more unofficial manner. >> and in the past couple of hours, the president continued his campaign to pressure republicans. yesterday it was local tv stations. today, it was with african-american radio stations including joe madison, yolanda adams and al sharpton. >> their basic view is that nothing is important enough to raise taxes on wealthy individuals or corporations. and they would prefer to see these kinds of cuts that could slow down our recovery over closing tax loopholes. >> republicans, however, maintained that the seques
very much. now to the slugfest over the sequester. president obama returned to the white house a short time ago after meeting with democrats to discuss how to reduce the debt and replace the spending cuts set to take effect 23 days from now. democrats are focused on revenue to replace it, but politico called that plan doa on the hill. >> the american people believe that the tax question has been settled. they know the president called for a balanced approach to the debt. and they know he got his revenue. >> you see the republicans playing games with the budget. give new meaning to the term march madness because that's what will result if we have to face a sequester. it's a very bad idea. a sequester should be out of the question. >> two republican congress mens are backing the president's plan. tom rooney of florida said i think any alternative is allowing the sequester to take effect. rob bishop said the postponing is better than the implementation and the cuts. cnbc contributor, also a columnist for reuters, i will start off with you on this one. i am sizing up from speaker boehner a
's use of torture and for those controversial leaks reportedly from the obama white house. in his questionnaire for the senate committee, brennan admits he was interviewed about, quote, possible unauthorized disclosures of information to reporters about cyberattacks against iran and possible unauthorized disclosures of information to reporters about a foiled bomb plot tied to al qaeda in the arabian peninsula. let's bring in the political panel, chris anders, senior legislative counsel and michael isikoff. michael, a lot happened certainly since you broke that news of what was in this memo including this move by the white house. what do we make of at least what we're seeing right before bren anna nicole's confirmation hearing in regards to the white house's latest move here? >> well, first of all, it was an important step that the white house took because until last night, the official position of the administration is they couldn't even confirm or deny the existence of such a memo. in fact, they said that it's in and of itself was a classified matter so by putting out the stateme
. >>> the "news nation" following developing news. under fire for the delayed budget, president obama within the last hour urged congress to pass a short-term budget to replace those $1 trillion in automatic spending cuts known as sequester, the remarks hours after speaker boehner called on the white house and senate democrats for a plan to avoid the deep across the board cuts. >> the house on two occasions has passed a plan to replace the sequester. it's time for the senate democrats to do their work. it's time for the president to offer his ideas about how to replace the sequester. >> there is no reason that the jobs of thousands of americans who work in national security or education or clean energy not to mention the growth of the entire economy should be put in jeopardy just because folks in washington couldn't come together to eliminate a few special interest tax loopholes or government programs that we agree need some reform. >> our first read team notes that while republicans want to solely talk about the budget the white house does not want to be bogged down on one issue that in the
to hear the republican senate leader. mitch mcconnell who in president obama's first term said it was his number one priority to defeat the president. not to get people working or the economy going. i hope he gives the president a chance tonight. the president's goal is to lay out a plan to grow the economy with respect to the sequester. the president's been very clear it would be irresponsible and reck tols allow the sequester to take place. we now know from the budget office it would cost us hundreds of thousands of jobs if we don't find a smarter way to reduce that deficit over a longer period of time. democrats in the house have put forward a concrete plan to substitute for the sequester for the remainder of the year. unfortunately, we haven't had a chance to vote on it over here but hopefully the president's speech tonight will lay out a plan that some of the republican colleagues will agree to join with us in trying to pass. >> and then last hour, as you well know, the rally outside of the capitol, number of union workers we're told roughly 300 supporters joined in chanting sequest
. >>> welcome back. president obama just issued his latest warning about the effects of those automatic budget cuts. the president spoke as a naval shipyard in virginia under fire from republicans in congress. >> because of the automatic cuts, about 90,000 virginians who work for the department of defense would be forced to take unpaid leave from their jobs. i just had to be honest with you. there's too many republicans in congress right now who refuse to compromise even an inch when it comes to closing tax loopholes and special interest tax breaks. that's what's holding things up right now. >> for 16 months the president is traveling over the country holding rallies instead of sitting down with senate leaders to try to forge an agreement over there in order to move the bill. we have moved the bill in the house twice. we should not have to move a third bill before the senate gets off their ass and begins to do something. >> what? in the senate, a few hours ago, the democratic and republican leaders took to the floor once again to blame democrats. >> the only republicans in america that don't s
that in the past cost hem political capital. quote, the obama white house wants to overled wa's political circuits to see what it can get through congress without letting congress define what issues get addressed. joining us now kelly o'donnell. our first read team noted the p talking about guns, immigration and today addressing the issue of the sequester. >> reporter: well, there is that sprint in the first year of his second term to try to get as much done as possible. and urgency on all these issues for different reasons. and when it comes to the sequester, the automatic budget cuts, kind of an odd term for what's meant to be automatic sweeping cuts across the board for the departments with a few exceptions. that was put in place as you know to try to be a bit of a force on congress to make a more sweeping plan of long-term deficit reduction when they couldn't do that, this automatic cut put in to place, in to law. now republicans saying that they expect it will happen and in part are okay with that. because it would automatically begin achieving some spending cuts that the two sides have not b
are assessing and considering the strategy. president obama made a case to the nation's governors at the white house. >> these cuts do not have to happen. congress can turn them off any time with just a little bit of compromise. to do so democrats like me need to acknowledge that we're going to have to make modest reforms in medicare if we want the program there for future generations but we also need republicans to adopt the same approach to tax reform that speaker boehner championed just two months ago. >> we'll soon hear from house speaker john boehner. we just heard from homeland security secretary janet napolitano talking about layoffs of border patrol agents and warned, quote, i don't think we can maintain the same level of security at all places around the country. the senate is back in session. it will gavel to order after a weeklong recess. the house returns at 5:00. joining me now, queen moore of wisconsin, member of the house budget and financial services committee. thank you for joining me. >> thank you for having me. >> absolutely. our first read team says both sides are laying th
. >>> hi, everyone. i'm tamron hall. developing news this hour. president obama bringing his call to action on gun control to chicago where hundreds of people have been killed by gun violence in the past year. the president is expected to arrive in his hometown any minute. chicago's gun crime rate has been on the rise, 42 deaths in january, the most reported for that month in a decade. 506 people killed last year, up from 435 people the year before. the white house says the economy will be number one on the president's agenda, but the president is also expected to push for stricter gun laws. it will be the first time he's taken up the issue during his three-day post-state of the union tour. before leaving for chicago, the president got limb emotional at the presidential citizens medal ceremony at the white house. he handed out posthumous awards to the families of six administrators killed protecting the children of those at the sandy hook massacre. >> they gave all to the most innocent among us, that's what we honor today, the courageous heart, the selfless pete leslel inspiring actions of
in for tamron hall. the nation is following the backlash to president obama's plan b. for immigration reform. first reported by "usa today," the white house calls for an eight-year path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants currently living in the u.s. the leap prompted scathing reaction from senators inside the immigration 8. marco rubio warned if proposed, the president's bill would be dead an arrival in congress. and arizona senator, john mccain, who suggested the white house has a greater strategy at play. >> leaks don't happen in washington by accident. does the president really want a result or does he want anoth another -- to beat up republicans? >> the president's new chief of staff is defending this back-up plan saying the administration is only doing what it promised to do from the very beginning. >> we're doing exactly what the president said we would do last month in las vegas, which is we're preparing, we're going to be ready. let's make sure it doesn't have to be proposed. let's make sure that that group up there, the gang of eight, makes a good progress on these efforts,
obama's name is attached to it, and it doesn't have the -- the white house nudges, so to speak. but because this comes strictly from the president, is that why people are rekoilg from it? >> without a doubt. the process, very protective of the process, legislative process. and i think the republicans want to make sure that at the end of the day, that it was something that they were actively involved. they crafted the piece of legislation. and they don't want to be seen this is something the president forced upon them. there is a lot of republicans that i've talked to that are willing to do something that they don't want to come up with a plan and say this is president obama's plan. and they supported it. it has to come, originate from -- both from the senate and house. and that's why it's so protected. they're very protective of the process. and i can understand them. i'm actually one of those democrats that, you know -- i want to thank the president for being a leader on immigration reform. but this is something that he can back up, let the process work, let us work something
of laws that obama is pushing i would expect him to relate it to the chicago situation because those are specific things that could help as congresswoman schakowsky said is to try and stop the flow of guns into chicago. i would expect obama to touch on all those things and to pay yet another tribute to this 15-year-old girl who died in a way and a place and time that made it so personal to mr. and mrs. obama, who was at her funeral in chicago last saturday. >> chris, to lynn's point, there's been a lot of talks of background checks as far as mental health, high capacity magazines, military assault-tile weapons. with chicago you have the sort of circumstances that you draw your eye to gun trafficking and people being able to purchase at gun shows, the gun show loopholes pip want to play what wayne lapierre said yesterday to the president's state of the union pip wa union. i want to get your rear action on the other side. >> it's not about keeping kids safe at school. that wasn't even mentioned in the president's speech. they only care about their decades-long, decades-old gun control
about the automatic cuts. from house majority leader eric cantor, quote, president obama has said that unless he gets a second tax hike he will be forced to let criminals loose on the streets. the meat at your grocery store won't be inspected and emergency responders will be unable to do their jobs. these are false choices. let's bring in molly ball, national political reporter, democratic strategist kiss kofonis and jonathan karabel. chris, your response to cantor, that criminals will be on the loose, meat at your grocery store won't be inspected. i don't think it can get to the shelf if it's not inspected and emergency responders won't be able to do their job and i assume if you called 911 someone may not be on the other end of the line to help you. >> well, i think congressman cantor and the republicans are playing a dangerous game of chicken. what they're basically counting on is sequester goes in to effect and the american people, the world does not end. there's truth to that. it doesn't all happen on one day. they will be felt over coming days and weeks and months but when y
with automatic budget cuts. joined by first responders, president obama, step one in sequester in game. once again using that bully pulpit and power of persuasion to call on congress to act. saying the jobs of emergency workers, military and even teachers are on the line. >> my door is open. i put tough cuts and reforms on the table. i'm willing to work with anybody to get this job done. none of us will get 100% of what we want. but nobody should want these cuts to go through, because the last thing our families can afford right now is pain imposed unnecessarily by partisan recklessness and ideological rigidity here in washington. >> and the president asked congress to avoid what he referred to ameat cleaver cuts, $85 million cut with a mixture of spending cuts and closing tax loopholes. senate minority leader mitch mcconnell fired back saying "tote's event at the white house proves once again that more than three months after the november election, president obama still prefers campaign events to common sense bipartisan action." protesters and debt simpleton bowles rolled out their new plan
, president obama still prefers campaign events to common sense bipartisan action." protesters and debt simpleton bowles rolled out their new plans to balance the books. one that will spread the hurt on both sides of the aisle. >> it's become clearer and clearer to us, that if in fact we're actually going to get a bipartisan deal, that we're going to have to push both sides to get out of their comfort zone. >> if anybody can't understand what we're trying to do, and if anybody can't understand the sequester isn't really -- it's just going to do total disruption. >> joining me noun john harwood, cnbc correspondent. last week it was the meteorite, i guess bruce willis needs to roll into town and save us from another countdown. i think everybody at home believes this is ridiculous and we can't fathom how we're here again. >> well, it is ridiculous. but we're here again because we have two parties that are ideologically apart. and don't like each other very much. the president is counting on republicans to blink again as at the did at the end of the year on revenue by agreeing for tax incre
of the things we thought you should know. >>> but first, another member of president obama's first cabinet is moving on. energy secretary chu says he's leaving. he will stay on until the successor is confirmed. we'll be right back. becoming a fulltime indoor cat wasn't easy for atti. but he had purina cat chow indoor. he absolutely loved it. and i knew he was getting everything he needed to stay healthy indoors. and after a couple of weeks, i knew we were finally home! [ female announcer ] purina cat chow indoor. and for a delicious way to help maintain a healthy weight, try new purina cat chow healthy weight. >>> welcome back. another story developing today. the obama administration provise posed revised rules to be exempt from free contraception as part of the health insurance plans. white house correspondent kristin welker joins us now. we got the heads up from the first read team this is coming down and now official word. what's the proposed change here? >> reporter: well, tamron, the bottom line is that employers now only need to meet one requirement to be considered a religious emplo
obama to reallocate those cuts. here's the senate majority and minority leaders today. >> the republican plan what we thought was coming and it did would be like you're told you have to have three fingers cut off and their proposal to send it to the president and have him decide which finger's going to go first. republicans call the plan flexibility. let's call it what it is. it's a pubt. >> later this afternoon, less than 24 hours before the president's sequester proposal takes effect, we will vote on a senate democratic plan that does more to perpetuate the culture of -- than spending that washington democrats claim to be concerned about. >> meanwhile, president obama's scheduled to meet with leaders tomorrow and no resolution is expected from that. joining me now, democratic senator barbara boxer of california. senator boxer, good to see you. >> same here. >> republicans are expected to block the democratic plan to avert the sequest we are the filibuster we're told and while the republican plan may get a few democratic votes, that's also expected to fail. absolutely any chance at this
, faraway places don't seem so...far away. ♪ >>> four days before president obama delivers his state of the union, address a new quinnipiac poll shows the job approval rating is sinking, down seven points in two minutes. 46% versus 53% in early december. the president is facing mostly dissatisfied public, just 31% of those polled say they're satisfied with how things are going in the nation. 68% are dissatisfied but breaking the approval among minorities, the numbers soar. among hispanics, 64% and higher among african-americans, 87%. by comparison, the approval of republicans in congress, 19%. that is down six points since december. as for other big names, hillary clinton is the most popular politician in the nation. 61% polled view her favorable. president obama second at 51%. paul ryan, marco rubio, john boehner, all far behind. joining me now karen tumulte and david goodfriend. thank you for joining me. the analysis of the seven-point dive there, if that's the accurate word here, why do you believe the approval rating is sinking from december? >> a couple of things. in december, w
with the device and consent language of the conversation. the language says that president obama gets to pick his team exempt in extraordinary circumstances. and the extraordinary circumstances are not met here. john mccain said that chuck hagel would be a great member of cabinet. he spoke of chuck hagel as a tremendous secretary of state. >> political betrayal is a worse sin than being a member of the opposing party, so you have john mccain in the hearing really going after chuck hagel, especially after iraq and the sunshine. but then you have a committee hearing and the new senator from texas, cruz, goes after chuck hagel where then john mccain defends him. it's baffling, it's like we're in a sort of upside down tonka toy world. >> we saw with his nomination something truly extraordinary which is the government of iran formally and publicly praising the nomination of a defense secretary. >> senator hagel is an honorable man, he has served his country and no one on this committee at any time should impugn his character or his integrity. >> john mccain or roy blount are critical here if they don'
from the obama administration. this is intriguing with the timing of all of this. >> it sure is. you think about the messagesing that the gop has been trying to put forward. they want to try to keep focused on economic issues and job creation. they like some of these torny or social issues to disappear from the radar. they don't want to promote positions on same-sex marriage. they don't want to talk in detail about programs like affirmative action. i find it curious that the court is putting these things on the agenda and making it difficult for this don't look at the man behind the curtain approach that they are taking to succeed. you heard john louis where they said changes occurred, but places with a legacy of long standing and state-sponsored discrimination have the most persistent flavor and contemporary records of discrimination in the country. was not referring to your home state of pennsylvania, but we saw before the general election an attempt by republicans and even one caught on camera saying it was an effort to help the republican party in the election here. what do you m
. >>> right now, learning about the message and tone of president obama's state of the union tomorrow night. first read team writes, quote, while the white house maintains they're focused on the economy, tomorrow's speech puts a end to the chatter they hope that they haven't spent enough time talking about the economy. politico expects it will be aggressive writing it's less a presidential olive branch than a congressional cattle prod emboldened by verdict ri and convinced the gop is unwilling to cut deals, obama plans to use the big prime time address tuesday night for another broad challenge at a republican party he regards as vulnerable and divided. also today, getting a first look at a new ad from the superpac of gabby giffords. it is aimed to promote stricter gun laws. >> we have a problem where we shop, where we pray, where our children go to school. but there are solutions we can agree on even gun owners like us. take it from me. congress must act. >> let me bring in democratic senator from west virginia joe manchin. a big player in the gun control debate and wearing the no labels pi
>>> hi, everyone. i'm tamron hall. "news nation" following breaking. first time president obama is taking his push for stricter gun laws out of washington, d.c. right now, we're about 30 minutes away from the president speaking at the first big follow-up since announcing in mid-january his proposal to curb gun violence. the president is in minneapolis, minnesota, on the first of several expected trips to rally support to push congress to pass legislation. the white house picked minneapolis for the president's remarks in part because of major progress that city made in curbing gun violence since the '90s dubbed murdered-opolis. today, minneapolis mayor r.t. ryeback had strong words for harry reid who would not commit to supporting an asaumt weapons ban. >> i didn't vote for it last night because it didn't make sense but i'll take a look at it. >> how can harry reid, a fellow democrat and i'm willing to criticize him say he hasn't read the bill. mayor dianne feinstein has been a mayor. she's been in a shooting. she knows why she needs this. let's support the president and get some
to make a lot of people laugh. i don't think anybody, you know, realistically thinks that president obama is, you know, an avid sportsman you know. ? he hasn't talked about guns in the past. i think a lot of folks criticizing him look silly for this. it's sort of a -- just in general, a distraction from the agenda that they're pushing forward. >> robert gibbs asked about the photograph on "meet the press" yesterday. let me play what he had to say. >> i don't have to ask you, have you seen the skeet shoot? >> i have not but camp david for him is a private retreat. that he spends most of the pim with his family. i don't think it's whether or not the president shoots a gun regularly or even if he shoots it well. >> why participate in the conspiracy by feeding the beast? >> oh, chuck, because you sit in the briefing room and ask us for photo evidence for anything that the president says or does. >> michael, you talk to people on the radio all day and hear the strangest of conspiracies from beyonce being blamed for the power outage to whatever else the people think of. do you believe the presi
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